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Morgan in to help Terras realise potential
STUART Morgan reckons if the Terras tighten up at the back they have all the tools to become a big threat in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division.
The experienced scout and former Weymouth and Dorchester Town boss is currently helping out at the Bob Lucas Stadium in a bid to help the current squad realise their potential, and so far he has been encouraged by what he has seen.
Speaking exclusively to Echosport, Morgan said: “I have known the current manager, Brendon King, for a long time and get on with him very well, so when he called me up last week to ask if I could take a look, I was more than happy to.
“I am still working for Tottenham Hotspur at present but I am not doing a great deal at the moment as they have currently suspended all European scouting while they appoint a new head scout.
“Obviously, my commitments with Spurs take precedence but I told Brendon I would help out where and when I can.”
The former Reading, Colchester United and AFC Bournemouth defender, now 63, has a wealth of experience in the game and his first task was to cast an eye over the players in last Saturday’s 3-1 victory at Banbury United where he made some interesting observations.
He added: “With any team you have to start with the defence and by half-time I had spotted a few things that were just not right.
“Every time we had a corner or a free-kick in the final third we looked like conceding and it was clear that needed sorting out.
“When you are 1-0 up there is no need to send three defenders up, particularly away from home, so I told Brendon at half-time just to send the two centre-halves up and leave Kyle Critchell back to organise things.
“I also noticed that Barry McConnell was coming inside doing things the two centre-halves should have been doing and as a consequence it was giving their left-winger too much space.
“It is those little things that can make all the difference sometimes and once we had sorted those out at the break we came out in the second half and looked a lot more solid.
“Looking at some of the quality in the side there is no doubt we can cause teams a lot of problems at this level going forward but there is no use in us doing that if we are going to concede regularly at the other end.
“We just need to tighten things up a bit.”
Morgan went on to say: “When you look at the management team they are all forward thinking players.
“Matt Groves is a striker and Mickey Greeno was a forward as well, while Brendon was predominantly a midfielder, so from a defensive point of view I can see where I can be of assistance.
“I am not sure how long this link-up will last but if I can help Brendon and the club out in any way while I am around then fantastic.”